Case Study: Dan Evans

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Dan lives near the small village of Bethesda in North Wales and is currently studying a BSc in Computer Information Systems at Bangor University. He is also a Delivery Officer at Technocamps’ Bangor Hub. This year, he has been able to expand his degree programme, by being offered a placement year with Technocamps starting in September. Dan’s first interaction with … Read More

Newsbyte: Spring 2021

Megan ChickNews, News and Events, Newsletter

Welcome to our Spring 2021 newsletter. We may not be able to deliver our workshops in schools at the moment, but the team has been keeping busy delivering virtually. We have some exciting events and competitions coming up that you can read all about below. In the meantime, follow our social media channels (@technocamps) to keep up with what we’re … Read More

STEM careers webinars for 11-18 year olds in Wales

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

We are hosting a series of careers webinars for 11-18 year olds to help them understand what roles are available to them, how they would go about getting into that industry, how careers advisors can support them and what their next steps should be. Throughout June, we will host a series of webinars with industry experts to give advice to … Read More

Printed Workbooks Make STEM Accessible to All

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We have produced 4,000 physical Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activity workbooks and resources to support homeschooling without the need for internet access. We have been working across our hubs in Welsh Universities to provide digital resources, activities and workshops for schoolchildren in Wales since the beginning of the pandemic. Following feedback that not all children have easy access to … Read More

One World, One Technology

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[Blog by Susan Monkton, Schools Liaison Officer at our Cardiff Hub] The last 12 months have certainly been an experience. Not only have we experienced a global pandemic, but we have also seen protests, politics and panic buying! We have all discovered the way the world can work if it really has to, and the benefits and challenges that can … Read More

WiST Event: The Secrets of 365

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Are you up to date with the latest technology? Have you harnessed the power that Microsoft Office 365 can bring? There are over 34 different apps to use inside 365 and here we will discuss how to use them to improve your workplace, increase collaboration and make your life easier. In out next WiST (Women in Science and Technology) talk on … Read More

Virtual STEM fun with the Brownies and Guides

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[Blog by Technocamps Schools Liaison Officer, Joanne Ralph] I have been Schools Liaison Officer for Technocamps for the past two years and before that I was a secondary school science teacher. Within both roles I have always strived to engender enthusiasm for STEM subjects in young people, especially girls. My daughter was a Brownie, and every week came home excited … Read More

How to Make Sure you’re Cybersecure

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[Blog by Technocamps Delivery Officer, Olga Petrovska] Do you remember a time when hearing “You’ve got mail” caused elation? For today’s internet user that feels rather surreal, and yet it was a reality some 20 years ago. With the development of technology, our notion of online is being continuously redefined. Just think about how much time you spend connected these … Read More

Home of the Future Competition

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Can you develop a game that shows energy efficiency in the home and the issues surrounding it? Our new competition, in partnership with Energy Saving Trust and NEST, is asking pupils (up to the age of 16) to design their own game, using any programming software, that would make a house more environmentally-friendly. The winning … Read More

Case Study: Derek Leung

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Derek attended Ysgol David Hughes, where Technocamps participated in several workshops for skills days amongst other activities. He was involved with a number of Technocamps workshops, one of which included using code to spawn blocks and change the environment in Minecraft, which inspired Derek’s interest in Computer Science. He was also involved in a Technocamps competition held at Venue Cymru, … Read More